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Old 04-03-2013, 08:29 PM   #1
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Back with another expensive question

Well, maybe not the question, but I'll bet the answer involves the big bucks. I have a 2001 Winnebago Journey DL (could that mean 'dumb luck' or 'don't look' or...) with hydraulic levelers. They require that I push several buttons (not counting when I have to start over) and I was thinking (scary & expensive) it would be nice to have automatic leveling. Can my existing system be modified? I'm sure scrapping the existing system entirely would force me to fold... Thanks for your input incase I get really excited and forget...
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Old 04-03-2013, 08:37 PM   #2
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You did not say the make or model of your levelers, BUT most likely you can get the control panel changed for an Auto Touch panel.
If HWH, contact them. HWH Automatic Touch Panel
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You did not say the make or model of your levelers, BUT most likely you can get the control panel changed for an Auto Touch panel.
If HWH, contact them. HWH Automatic Touch Panel
Ooohhh... Yah. HWH. Misplaced my credit card today also. Two for two...
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You did not say the make or model of your levelers, BUT most likely you can get the control panel changed for an Auto Touch panel.
If HWH, contact them. HWH Automatic Touch Panel
Oh! And thank you! Two and a half....
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Well, maybe not the question, but I'll bet the answer involves the big bucks. I have a 2001 Winnebago Journey DL (could that mean 'dumb luck' or 'don't look' or...) with hydraulic levelers. They require that I push several buttons (not counting when I have to start over) and I was thinking (scary & expensive) it would be nice to have automatic leveling. Can my existing system be modified? I'm sure scrapping the existing system entirely would force me to fold... Thanks for your input incase I get really excited and forget...
Love the "DL." Good luck with your auto leveling endeavor.
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Love the "DL." Good luck with your auto leveling endeavor.
And... I'll take "dumb luck" over "smart savvy" any day. And "any day" usually comes after the 5th Monday of the month.
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After having the standard pushbutton levelers on our last three MH's and after 11 years with this one and reading of some problems with the auto systems I'm not in any hurry to "upgrade". So I have to push a few buttons?
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After having the standard pushbutton levelers on our last three MH's and after 11 years with this one and reading of some problems with the auto systems I'm not in any hurry to "upgrade". So I have to push a few buttons?
Thanks, Mr_D. This is my "toe in the water" and experience like yours is very important.
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I will add that our experience has been that the auto leveling feature doesn't work so well for us. We usually end up manually leveling almost exclusively. Your mileage may vary, of course.
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I will add that our experience has been that the auto leveling feature doesn't work so well for us. We usually end up manually leveling almost exclusively. Your mileage may vary, of course.
Oh, man...! And I thought it would make it easier... One of those 'can't use a hammer for a screwdriver' things. So far it seems to be hopeless, just hopeless, whaaaa!
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I had troubles leveling at first...then I read the manual! Mine isn't HWH though, it's Power Gear. Once I learned to do it in the proper sequence, piece of cake.
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Mine has the Power Gear auto levelers and they mostly work OK but lately I've started manually leveling unless the coach is really level to begin with. I guess I'm just a control freak but that way I get it where I want it, not where the controller says it should be.
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With different auto leveling systems by HWH we have been happy so far. Yes, we sometimes have to tweak it a bit but they have gotten to level most of the time.

My thoughts are that the computer avoids any unintended torsion of the frame during the initial leveling. The few times I had to tweak the level has been very minor and usually on the same side/end of the coach. i.e. the leveler indicates the rear is just a tad low so I raise only the rear end jacks in tandem.
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I must be lucky as I've never had to do anything but push the auto level and it nails it every time. The trick that I was told was to hit the button and let it do its thing with out moving around inside the MH. We have a 2011 Berkshire I don't remember what system is on it . I will have to check.
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